Jason Momoa who’s playing Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and in the solo Aquaman film set to release in the Summer of 2018, spoke about the character at a panel at the Sundance Film Festival.
Here’s the transcript of the audio interview, written by us here at DCComicsMovie.com.
On what the fans of the comic books can expect:
Well, things are going to be a little different. When I first went in, I meet with Zack, his idea is pretty amazing. The biggest thing I’m excited for everyone to…
[gets cut off when someone asks who’s Zack]
Zack Snyder, sorry.
When I went in he told me, my jaw kind of dropped, my jaw normally doesn’t drop.
It was what he has planned for the DC world and for definitely for Aquaman is something that I think, I was brought on for certain reasons and they got some really cool plans for him and I’m excited for everyone to see it.
I really can’t, I mean it’s pretty like, last year when I was on this panel, I was like eating chicken breast, like in training and I wasn’t suppose to talk about it. I wasn’t suppose to say anything until 2016!
So I told a bunch of people ‘you can punch me in the face if I was on it’ so I’m going to get hit a couple of times, you know what I mean?
But they finally released it, I was suppose to hold my secret for 3 years.
On Michael Shannon (Man of Steel) wearing a Aquaman shirt at the festival:
Is he really? That’s awesome!
On being proud of being a brown-skinned superhero:
The other thing that’s really exciting that Zack thought up….there’s not a lot of brown superheroes and you know? I’m Polynesian and what that’s going to represent to all, to every islander, to every brown kid that’s out there, is going to be like– its really cool what they’re doing with that, you know what I mean? So, that’s an honor to represent that.
On Aquaman having a beard or mustache:
Well going off what you’ve seen so far Madam I don’t think he’s going to be blonde or white. I mean, I really can’t tell you because I haven’t shot it yet, I hate to disappoint. But you know I’m a little different then what those others… I hope you watch with an open heart.
I went to school for marine biology and you know it’s a real honor to play this and like I said being Hawaiian [said something, don’t understand] it’s like, you know Kanaloa and Māui are the greatest, those are our superheroes, they’re our Gods! I mean, besides the superhero thing, it’s an honor representing, those our Gods.